I’d be a shit journalist

Yesterday, one of the headlines on the front of one of those free, new, evening newspapers read: Tories in amazing attack on ‘autistic’ Gordon.

I’d be a shit journalist. I would struggle to make something not worthy of writing about, let alone newsworthy, into something page-turningly compelling. I guess I’m too honest. This story, about some Tory (sorry, some Conservative) joking about Gordon Brown’s autistic tendencies, was trivial and benign. People joke about that very same thing with me, and I take it as the compliment intended. Even if it’s not a compliment, I’ll ignore the genuine sentiment in favour of my own interpretation, which is always favourable.


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